Junior Professional Programme
Do you want to grow professionally by building on your training and experience? Do you want to help improve the lives of people in Africa by transforming Trade on the African continent?
Afreximbank Junior Professionals Program (AJPP) recruits highly qualified and motivated junior professionals to Afreximbank. This Junior Professional Programme provides the foundation for a challenging and rewarding professional career in an international development environment. The AJPP offers a range of opportunities to develop professional skills and provide a good understanding of the Bank’s trade development agenda as well as key principles and practice of trade related financing.
The fundamental objective of the program is to recruit a limited number of entry level professionals with relatively less experience, but with the potential to grow into full-fledged staff contributing to Afreximbank’s mandate to transform trade on the African continent, where capacity allows.
The 2017 Afreximbank Junior Professional Program is now accepting applications until 15 November 2017, for entry in January 2018. You may apply by registering to the Bank’s website by using the “Apply” button at the end of the page.
- Programme offerings
Junior professionals (JPs) are offered a 2-year fixed-term appointment in Afreximbank headquarters. Through the Junior Professionals Programme, the Bank expects to
- Create a practical on the job learning environment for young African professionals to acquire appropriate banking and finance as well as trade development skills, with the expectation that they will leave with a better knowledge of the Bank’s mandate and operating model, which they can put to use as they develop their careers; and
- To have young professionals on the programme contribute fresh and diverse ideas to the strategy and operations of the Bank and also, where possible, provide a future pool of manpower with Bank specific experience.
- Eligibility to the AJPP Programme
The programme will be open to candidates who:
- Are citizens of member states who are 32 years of age or younger by 31st December of the year in which they start the programme. Entry into the programme will be based on merit.
- Have completed a post graduate degree (Master’s degree or PhD) from a recognised university. The Bank will be especially interested in professionals who have specialised in economics, business administration, banking, finance, accounting, sciences, engineering, social sciences, statistics, law or other disciplines relevant to the Bank’s work.
- Are fluent in English. Knowledge of French, Arabic or Portuguese will be an added advantage.
- This is a two-year program and candidates should be ready to commit to the Bank for a period of two (2) years. This includes a rigorous program of activities that prepares participants to be trade development professionals with notable impact on delivering the Bank’s mandate in promoting Intra and Extra-African trade on the continent.
- Only a limited number of candidates can be admitted for the Junior Professionals Programme in any given year.
- Salary: Successful candidates will join the Bank at the G4 grade level (or its equivalent) and salary scale.
- Benefits: Candidates of the programme are not full time staff and are therefore not entitled to the full range of benefits accorded to staff. However, the Bank will ensure that it provides appropriate benefits, which will include medical insurance, group personal accident cover, housing and education allowances for dependents, where applicable. However, the Bank will not provide AJPP candidates access to loans, retirement benefits, and dependency allowance benefits.
- Leave: Candidates will be entitled to the same leave benefits as other staff, as laid out in the staff rules and regulations in force.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is the foremost Pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra- and extra-African trade. The Bank was established in October 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors. Its two basic constitutive documents are the Establishment Agreement, which gives it the status of an international organization, and the Charter, which governs its corporate structure and operations. Since 1994, it has approved more than $51 billion in credit facilities for African businesses, including about $10.3 billion in 2016. Afreximbank had total assets of $11.7 billion as at 31 December 2016 and is rated BBB+ (GCR), Baa1 (Moody’s), and BBB- (Fitch). The Bank is headquartered in Cairo. For more information, visit: www.afreximbank.com